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Cure JM helps patients and their families navigate life with juvenile myositis.
Cure JM is the global leader in juvenile myositis (JM) research. We are paving the way to better treatments for JM while improving the lives of families affected by the disease.
Juvenile myositis involves a run-away immune response where the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and tissues. With proper treatment and care, children can go on to live their best lives.
Was your child recently diagnosed with juvenile myositis?
It often takes a bit of time for children with juvenile myositis (JM) to get a proper diagnosis. This is due to the fact that
Recently, the Progress in Dermatomyositis (ProDERM) study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported a milestone in managing adult myositis. With the trial’s
A clinical trial treating patients with juvenile myositis with the drug abatacept resulted in lower disease activity and clinically significant responses in most patients. The
Discover the many ways you can support and connect with Cure JM.
Join Our "Lemons To Lemonade For Kids" Fundraiser
Twenty years ago, Cure JM co-founders Tom and Shari Hume set up the Foundation’s first-ever DIY fundraiser to seed important new research funding. Fast forward 20 years, and we are paying homage to our DIY fundraising roots by bringing the lemonade stand back!
We are excited to announce, “Lemons to Lemonade For Kids,” with JM families nationwide joining us!
Finding a Cure and Better Treatments for Juvenile Myositis
Cure JM is accelerating juvenile myositis research at an unprecedented pace. We are pursuing promising new treatments, funding clinical trials, and improving care for patients.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has awarded Cure JM and a consortium of Cure JM-funded researchers a coveted $2 million rare disease research grant to identify new biomarkers in JM and improve precise, personalized care through the identification of cell-to-cell interactions that drive inflammation in juvenile myositis.
ProDerm Study Reports a Milestone in Managing Adult Myositis
Recently, the Progress in Dermatomyositis ProDERM study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported a milestone in managing adult myositis. With the trial’s favorable results, adult myositis patients have new hope with the approval of Octagam® 10%.
A clinical trial treating patients with juvenile myositis with the drug abatacept resulted in lower disease activity and clinically significant responses in most patients.
“Cure JM has provided us so much support and connected us to so many families that were experiencing or had experienced the exact same thing. That sense of community helped us get through the ups and downs.”
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Membership is free and we’ll connect you with a network of support, encouragement, and resources.